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Thursday, March 9th, 2006, 11:26 AM
Southern Chinese types have several features that are rare in the north. Which I'll list here, with examples of historical figures and celebs of course...

In comparison to northerners, southerners have the following features...

1. More facial relief
2. Deeper-set eyes
3. Weaker epicanthic folds
4. Flatter, broader nose
5. Thicker lips
6. less bodily and facial hair (though this isn't always the case...)
7. Smaller height and build
8. More prominent forehead
9. Tendency toward prognathism

Some examples of this type, which is especially common in the southeastern coastal regions.

Chiang Kai Shek had a very southern appearance. Sun Yat Sen less so...

Zhou Enlai is somewhere between southerners and northerners, though primarily northern.

I've seen some class Tony Leung as "nordsinid", but he doesn't look northern at all actually. (I'll make a thread on northerners some other time for comparison)

Simon Yam and Ning Jing
http://images.jeboo.com/program/images/gallery/22/fc591ff2d804cddf2d8d62ea08d4ec95.jpghttp ://www.c-c-club.net/actor/ningjing.jpg

Stephen Chow
http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2005/06/20/images/stephen_chow_kung_fu_hustle_interview_to p.jpg

I'll update with more pictures...

Monday, March 27th, 2006, 02:00 PM
A Chinese actor, note the large, sunk in eyes and prominent forehead. a very common type in the south.


Tuesday, March 28th, 2006, 01:29 PM
Aren't also the southern Chinese people realted to the Vietnamese?

Monday, April 3rd, 2006, 08:52 PM
Aren't also the southern Chinese people realted to the Vietnamese?

Yeah, kind of being related to the northern Vietnamese, if you are mentioning the Cantonese of south China.